Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements for equity and justice led by community groups and nonprofit organizations across the Northwest. Our work and grantmaking is focused in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The Community Grants Program supports smaller, grassroots, LGBTQ+ led and focused organizations, especially those working with and in community who have been most harmed by systemic injustices like racism, xenophobia, misogyny, ableism, and transphobia.
As the only LGBTQ+ community foundation in the Northwest, and one of unfortunately few philanthropic institutions intentionally investing in LGBTQ+ communities, we play a critical role for smaller, grassroots, LGBTQ+ led and focused organizations who often do not have the same level of access to institutional funding. By strategically investing in these organizations, we have the opportunity to make a bigger impact on the ecosystem of support for LGBTQ+ people in the Northwest.
Communities who have been especially harmed by systemic injustices like those named above have the highest disparities as a result. These same communities are also chronically underinvested in by institutional philanthropy. Focusing our investments and outreach on these communities is an important move to help change these disparities and combat the injustices of these experiences.
We are continually evolving our Community Grants Program to be responsive to the needs and opportunities arising in the Northwest, while simplifying our processes and reducing burdens on groups and organizations applying.
We won’t be opening a public application for our Community Grants program this year, but we encourage groups and organizations that are interested in applying for funding from Pride Foundation to check out our Crisis Community Care Fund. We’ll be sharing more information about our decision not to open a Community Grants application in the coming weeks, but if you have questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kim Sogge, Senior Program Officer.